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Russ Pickett (#46575736)
 member for 14 years, 8 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo      I enter records here on Find A Grave for two reasons: First to help others find the graves of lost family members and second to remember our War Hero's who have "Given Their All" for our country!

When creating bio's for our war veterans I strive to make them as "accurate" as possible using all the records I can find for them.

A Delawarean by birth, A Soldier & Christian by choice, and a proud American patriot!

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Neglected graves are a shameful thing!

"Time will not dim the glory of their deeds."
General of the Armies, John J. Pershing

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Some think the reason I put a link to this page on bio’s that I worked on for the below soldiers & sailors is because I want to be noticed. “Not True”. I do it because I want to take responsibility for what I’ve written in case there are questions. Simple as that.

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I've completed the following States displaying World War II Soldiers & Sailors who died during the war:

Delawareans Who Gave Their All - WW II

Mainers Who Gave Their All - WW II

Marylanders Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Hampshirites Who Gave Their All - WW II

Vermonters Who Gave Their All - WW II

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I'm currently working on Connecticut, the District Of Columbia and the State of New York:

Connecticuter's Who Gave Their All - WW II

District Of Columbia's Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Yorkers Who Gave Their All - WW II

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Not A Word Spoken - None Needed
Support Our Veterans!!

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If you'd like me to fix any of the records that I maintain ... please click on the "Edit" button on the top right of the record, click on "Suggest a Correction" ... Enter your note and/or correction and I'll fix them as quickly as possible.

When requesting a transfer use the edit tab on the memorial and follow the below from F-A-G.

From F-A-G

"Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests should not be made."

Also note from FAG rules:

"No photos of obituary's are allowed, No bio's in flower sections are allowed. The record added to the right cemetery first may stay and the burial unknown will be deleted regardless of the dates.

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     I'm currently working on updating and entered Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II. To see more on this project please click on my website below...

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     I originally started researching my Family Tree when my oldest son, Chris, came home from school one day and said that they had to write up their family tree as a project. This, of course, led me to many cemeteries and I quickly became interested in them also.

I've always enjoyed history and the two fell together.

     Again, If I've created a record that someone needs deleted (since some families do not want their loved ones on the internet) or that you want me to update please let me know and I'll be glad to update it for you.

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It's the SOLDIER,
not the reporter who has given us Freedom of the Press...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the poet, who has given us Freedom of Speech...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the campus organizer, who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the lawyer, who has given us the Right to a Fair Trial...

It's the SOLDIER who:
SALUTES THE FLAG,
SERVES UNDER THE FLAG
and whose COFFIN IS DRAPED BY THE FLAG.

Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

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Messages left for Russ Pickett (1964)[Leave Message]
Helma Hoegen
magnus r. ludvkson and crew
His aircraft didn't crash in Belgium but in the Netherlands on 21-09-1944, south of the river Maas near Reeth at about 18.21 hours. You do a fine job. Go on.
Helma Hoegen, The Netherlands.
Added by Helma Hoegen on Feb 23, 2017 3:21 PM
Joanne Hamblett
RE: PFC Romeo A LeClair
Hi Russ, I have this link that gives a bit more detail into Romeo's death. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=31766

Added by Joanne Hamblett on Feb 22, 2017 5:28 AM
Joanne Hamblett
RE: PFC Romeo A LeClair
Hi Russ,
Thank you for reaching out. Romeo's parents were Joseph LeClair and Exerine (Gadouas) LeClair. Please let me know if you need anything else.

Joanne
Added by Joanne Hamblett on Feb 22, 2017 5:23 AM
MK
Pvt Francis M Daggett #176460487
Hi, Russ. Please add Pvt. Francis M. Daggett USMC mem #1764604874 to your pages for Onondaga County. He was killed in action on Parry Island, and is buried in St. Agnes, but seems to have been overlooked until now. I've added his memorial and grave photo. Please let me know if anything in the bio is not militarily correct as I had to pull it from several news articles. thanks, MK

Added by MK on Feb 18, 2017 10:52 AM
Mary Johann
RE: Benjamin Floyd Sanford
Thank you!! My Uncle was very loved by my Father, (Benjamins brother). He learned of his passing as a POW in Stalag Luft 3. My father, passed away in 2013. From my uncles link, I was able to find my grandmothers grave, which made me feel more connected. My father was around 50-51, when he had me, and also suffered from PTSD. A lot of my family history was lost. I know my father was saving up money for Benjamin as he wanted to become a chef and attend culinary school after his military service. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you and your service to our country and our veterans and their families. God Bless you.
Gratefully,
Mary Johann
Added by Mary Johann on Feb 06, 2017 10:20 PM
ShaneO
116079110
Yours if you would like to update
Added by ShaneO on Jan 31, 2017 9:59 PM
ShaneO
115519945
Yours if you would like him transferred...and you can hold onto him....let me know.
Added by ShaneO on Jan 30, 2017 8:54 PM
Cathy Cadd
RE: Pvt Joseph K Stidham
Hi Thanks for your note. I was only going by what the Wilmington and Brandywine cemetery sent to me.
Added by Cathy Cadd on Jan 25, 2017 11:11 AM
Tim Cook
Benjamin Parker 1943 NH
Hi Russ,

To add additional to # 56790259 that you added before, you can look at # 49227596

Thanks!
Added by Tim Cook on Jan 23, 2017 5:46 PM
ShaneO
Airman crash
Russ that crash member you transferred back yesterday...who was it again?...I picked up 67320109 who was part of it.
Added by ShaneO on Jan 22, 2017 10:09 AM
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